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Join Emily Sparkes for laugh-out-loud observations about life, parents and how to handle the grossest boys in the universe! Perfect for fans of Cathy Cassidy and Dork Diaries, the first Emily book has been shortlisted for the Scholastic Laugh Out Loud Book Award (The Lollies).'Lots of fun and a really cool read!' - Cathy CassidyIt's school play season and Emily Sparkes has landed herself a starring role . . . not. In fact, it's the most humiliating role in the history of all time - even worse than the time she was cast as a duck. (Quack, quack.)Emily's friends Chloe (pretty much a Hollywood-star-to-be, daahling) and Zuzanna are very excited. Partly because, for the first time ever, they'll be performing in a gala at the local theatre like proper actors!But things take a turn for the worse when they meet the other school who'll be performing. The girls from Mag Hall have a history with Chloe that seems a bit mysterious. It's going to take some real Emily Sparkes creativityness to get to the bottom of things!
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About the Author

Ruth Fitzgerald grew up in South Wales but has lived most of her life in Suffolk. She wrote her first story at the age of six and immediately announced she wanted to be a writer. Her teacher immediately told her that being a writer was a hobby and she needed to get a proper job. Ruth tried twenty-three proper jobs before deciding her teacher was wrong. She lives near Ipswich with her family, a tiny dog and five chickens.Find out more about Ruth and her Emily Sparkes series at www.ruthfitzgerald.com

Reviews

A fun read, with plenty of humour, written with understanding and a very evident affection * Parents In Touch * Emily Sparkes is my new favourite character. She made me laugh a lot! * Piper, 11 * Emily Sparkes is amazingly funny. I thought it was hilarious when Emily named her new baby sister Yoda! * Maddie, 12 * I thought this was side-splittingly funny and very realistic. Emily Sparkes is someone I'd want to be friends with! * Sterrett, 10 * Once you start reading this book you won't be able to put it down. It's true to life and very funny. Emily Sparkes is everyone's dream best friend! * Alice, 12 * More satisfying than much junior chick-lit * The Observer * Lots to appeal to fans of Cathy Cassidy and Dork Diaries in this funny new series * The Bookseller * I laughed and laughed at Emily Sparkes and the Friendship Fiasco! She's like a younger Georgia Nicolson. * Susie Day, author of Pea's Book of Best Friends (Pea's Book series) * Utterly hilarious and utterly relatable, Ruth Fitzgerald just gets all of the awful problems associated with being eleven years old. Everything in Emily Sparkes's life is a crisis, and each crisis is funnier than the last. Bring on the next book! * Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike (Wells and Wong Mysteries) * I have read the first Emily Sparkes book and really LOVE it . . . it's lots of fun and a really cool read! * Cathy Cassidy, bestselling author of The Chocolate Box Girls series *

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